Bhumi Fellowship – Bhumi Fellowship

Can we make the classroom our safe space?

  • fellowship
  • May 4, 2022
  • 4 min read

A year of online education had led children to forget how to exist within a classroom. A lack of a physical classroom has made this harder for the children. How do we build a classroom culture under these circumstances?

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Connecting Again

  • neha singal
  • January 14, 2022
  • 3 min read

Author: Abhinaya, Bhumi Fellow As schools reopened across the state, many classrooms came with their own challenges – mine included. While solutions are not impossible to achieve, it is important to understand how to navigate these different challenges. More importantly – how do we do it together?  As schools reopened across the state, many classrooms […]

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To give or not to give..

  • neha singal
  • November 17, 2021
  • 4 min read

Author: Anjali Sarmah, Bhumi Fellow What is social change? Is it possible to eradicate societal inequities without charitable support? These are some questions that were running on my mind as I worked on two major components of my project.  Of charity and change“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach […]

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Importance of Fellow-Teacher Engagement

  • neha singal
  • September 2, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Monika Thangavelu, Bhumi Fellow Synopsis: I really think the most important aspect of the fellowship is to have continuous engagement with teachers. While we have a lot of spaces for children, it is essential we have spaces for teachers to share, express vulnerability, learn, grow and glow. I still remember my ice-breaker session with […]

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Whole School Transformation – The First Step

  • neha singal
  • August 27, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Abhinaya Sridharan, Bhumi Fellow Synopsis: Within the classroom, a child may shine. But, behind the scenes, there are key players helping the child achieve that. What can we do to ensure innovation thrives not just inside, but outside the classroom as well? First steps are usually the hardest to take. This rang true for […]

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A whirlwind of Visions

  • neha singal
  • August 12, 2021
  • 4 min read

Author: Charlene Judith Pereira, Bhumi Fellow Synopsis Visions are dreams with purpose and an element of certainty. The visions of the teachers made me hopeful.   “I want my students to be kind,”  the 3rd-grade teacher expressed, “They should be able to climb one step higher than me.” Visions are real. Visions are dreams, broken down […]

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I deserve to be seen and heard – offline and online

  • neha singal
  • July 31, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Monika Thangavelu, Bhumi Fellow Synopsis Beginning of the fellowship, I was not sure what an online classroom might look like. There are pros and cons to any new experience. At the end of the day, what matters is the efforts we put in to address the challenges that come along the way.  Everyone faced […]

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Shadows

  • neha singal
  • July 30, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Anjali Sarmah, Bhumi Fellow As a new entrant to the social sector, the first two months of the fellowship were quite challenging. It took a lot of time and continuous reflection to be able to work without external factors getting in the way. “Social change is a marathon, not a sprint.” I was told […]

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One Destination, Different Journeys – Part I

  • neha singal
  • July 20, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Neelanjana Varanasi, Bhumi Fellow Synopsis – With education being the final destination, it is intriguing to see how parents go about this journey. The roadblocks, the smooth roads, and bumps along the way. What it means to contribute to their child’s education and how they go about it.  Picture this – You’re trying to […]

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